Prof. Zhang's research interests are in theoretical atomic physics and condensed matter physics. His research activities include ultra-cold atomic gases, physical implementation of quantum information in cold atomic and superconducting systems, quantum chaos, Berry phase and semiclassical wavepacket dynamics, physics of strongly-correlated multiferroic materials, high temperature cuprate superconductivity, photonic crystals, and graphene. 

His current research interests include
1) Topological condensed matter physics
2) Ultra-cold atomic gases
3) Quantum computation